Dear Readers: The ultra-liberal, ex-hippie Divine Mother left town today, so this afternoon was the first opportunity to savor some of the Alinksy-tactic goodness now being utilized by RomneyRyan2012. I had only heard a few comments about Clint Eastwood’s speech last night — but the lefty derision and snark clued me in that Eastwood’s remarks had put a big Daisy-cutter into the heart various media narratives.
Eastwood did not receive Oscars for Unforgiven or Million Dollar Baby by being stupid about either messaging or imagery. He had to know exactly how the teleprompter-in-front-of-empty-chair would be taken by the audience last night. There is no political consultant out there who could have come-up with this brilliance.
Per Alinksy Rule #5 – Ridicule is a Man’s Most Potent Weapon, Eastwood deployed a nuke. And, it seemed to go radioactive on Obama quite quickly. Professor Jacobson of Legal Insurrection has the details on Obama’s pictoral response, which is an amalgam of childish and inane: This is not the tweet of a confident man.
Now, Team Romney has a solid, visual, visceral theme that will be good for the duration of the campaign. It success can be marked by the Twitter Hashtag: #InsertChair
The “President Chair” picture has now undergone many humorous derivations (hat-tip Instapundit):
Finally, here is a hilarious video now going viral: 40 Clint Eastwood Quotes Illustrating the Obama Years
The extreme left has gone bat-shit crazy. So, last night was a massive supernova of political strategy excellence.
I was always going to vote for the Republican candidate (with the exception of Santorum). However, after this convention, I am going to vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan most enthusiastically. I suspect that I am not the only one, especially after Romney made Obama follow him to Louisiana.
One further note: One of the complaints was that the softer side of Romney was lost in the Eastwood focus. I disagree. Many people, who came to view Eastwood, stayed for the excellent speech given by Romney and will learn more by watching videos such as this one:
Obama has substantially less compassion, as I explained during my recent discussion on CANTO TALK:
Fellow SLOB and Capitalist hero, Barry Jacobsen, joined us for a review of the movie, 2016: Obama’s America. I read the book upon which the move was based: Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream. What struck me was the lack of humanity toward his own blood President Obama displays.
In the movie, I was most impressed by the dignity and thoughtfulness of George Obama, the President’s half brother. It turns out George can’t get a visa to visit his mother in the states. It also turns out the American publisher destroyed print copies of George’s book – Homeland: An Extraordinary Story of Hope and Survival . Finally, George (who had little money to his name) took the time and expense to meet the then Senator Obama in a fancy Kenya hotel. Barak brushed him off, saying he would call him later. George struck around for 2 days, never hearing from his half-brother.
Truly, Obama is an empty chair.
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- WC Varones checks into Greenspan’s Body Count: Chris Lighty
- KT Cat discusses the Code Pink protest at the RNC in The Problem With Crazy People
- Beers with Demo also has A few words regarding this “War on Women”…
- B-Daddy has an analysis of Romney’s Speech
- Charles Caesar/Doo Doo Economics has an extremely funy take on the DNC Convention schedule and a sweet new graphic: